Yorkshire born and raised artist Lucas Watt has released his indie-pop banger 'Fake ID'.
Lucas says on the track,
“‘Fake ID' tells the story of an adolescent who feels abandoned and invisible to both their parents and other people. They use a fake ID as an escape from who they are, to live the life of someone else. The lyrics reference them trying to surround themselves with people who may finally accept them or make them feel like they belong. However, on the surface, this song relates to most people's rebellious teen years using fake ID's to sneak into nightclubs. I'm accompanying the release of ‘Fake ID’ by dropping a new merch line titled after the new single. All the merch is limited run and is handmade and printed to order.”
We had a chat with Lucas as part of our Get to Know Series...
Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you! "I'm Lucas Watt, a singer/songwriter and producer from up North. I make honest, relatable indie-pop music!"
Where are you from and what’s your favourite thing about the place? "I'm from a little town in the Yorkshire Dales called Skipton - famous for it’s canal boats and that bloke from Britain’s Got Talent who pretended to be a Dalek with a pan on his head. It’s a proper old people’s holiday destination but I love it. There’s a reason it was voted the happiest place to live in the UK a few years back! It’s surrounded by miles of countryside and it actually has a really cool music scene for such a small place."
Who are your biggest inspirations? "I'm a bit all over the place when it comes to my music taste - from pop to rock to country but my roots lie in proper English indie from artists like Sam Fender, The Night Café, Sundara Karma, The 1975 etc."
How would you describe your sound in the form of a hashtag? "#relatableindiepop"
Who would be your dream collaboration?
"There's a lot of producers/writers killing it in the pop world at the moment that I'd love to work with. Guys like Benny Blanco, Lauv, Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic, the list goes on. But if I was to just write and sing on a song with someone it'd be Sam Fender or maybe Tom Grennan. Oh, I'd also love to collab with a guy called Patrick Droney from across the pond in the US, his songs are so well produced and written - big fan of his style!"
What’s been your stand out moment so far? "Touring the UK with JP Cooper at the end of 2019 was a real highlight for me. I'd been a fan of JP for years so it was a bit surreal to end up supporting him. I got to meet some amazing people and got to play some legendary venues like Heaven in London. I now just have this constant urge to be back on tour, it's the greatest thing - new city, new people everyday!"
You’ve just released your new track ‘Fake ID’! Tell us a little about it!
"‘Fake ID’ tells the story of an adolescent who feels abandoned and invisible to both their parents and other people. They use a Fake ID as an escape from who they are, to live the life of someone else. The lyrics reference them trying to surround themselves with people who may finally accept them or make them feel like they belong. However, on the surface, this song relates to most people’s rebellious teen years using Fake ID’s to sneak into nightclubs."
How has the reaction been so far?
"Really really good! The support for this track has been incredible, people seemed to have been waiting for 'Fake ID' since I posted a little clip of me signing it on Instagram back in May 2020. We sold out the CDs on pre-order and then when I dropped my new clothing line (@fakeidwear) we almost sold out of all of the first drop of t-shirts within the first day or two. It's been a crazy start to 2021, I'm so grateful for everyone's support!"
What’s your favourite lyric from the track?
""Baby faced and living in a dream" because it sums up, in its simplest form, the naivety of us in our teen years when we think we know everything as we wander through life without a care in the world. After this, adulthood hits like a train!!"
What are your plans for 2021? "I'd be lying if I knew what was going to happen in 2021! There will definitely be more music - I've been collaborating with some really cool people on some great projects that I can't wait to release. With regards to live shows, I have so much new music that I haven't been able to play live yet so we'll just have to wait until we are allowed out of the house again!"
'Fake ID' is out now.
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